Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Homey French Bistro

During my recent lunch with friends i suggested we try Je Suis Gourmand as i've been hearing great reviews before but wasn't able to try it until 2 saturdays ago. 

And boy, we're all glad we did! Everything was just great. From the elegant but not-at-all-snooty ambiance

to their deli shop and superb service

to their food. Oh, especially the food! Everything was well balanced and flavorful plus their servings were huge, so totally worth every buck spent :)

complimentary bread basket and butter
my favorite is the brown bread, i loved the nutty taste that goes so well with the butter
Mushroom filled Phyllo w/ assorted greens and Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
one of the highlights of our meal! the phyllo was bursting with flavor that compliments the warm salad
Grilled Marinated US Flank Steak
the meat was cooked spot on and you wouldn't be needing the steak sauce anymore 
Braised Lamb Shank Provencal
it was huge! lamb with red wine sauce that seems to be simmering for hours giving us fall-off-the-bone meat and a full flavored sauce
Red Snapper w/ Saffron Sauce
the fish was really fresh and cooked well (i hate it when restaurants over cook fish). perfect with the creamy sauce

We were already full but of course we're not going to pass up on desserts :)

Profiteroles with Caramel Ice Cream
the choux pastry is not the best i've had but the caramel ice cream sure made up for it

Meringue filled with Mango Sherbet
i'm not a big fan of meringues as i find them too sweet but i love the mango sherbet--very refreshing! 

It was a good way to spend a lazy saturday afternoon, great company and conversation plus  great food! What more could you ask for? As for me, I can't wait to go back on a date with K as i am sure he'll love the place as well.

Je Suis Gourmand
G/F Net one center bldg.
Fort Bonifacio
Tel No. (02)815-88-01


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your positive French food experience. Very nice pictures. The grilled steak with French fries looks delicious.

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